Skip to content

Rakszawski receives Top Physicians Under 40 award at ceremony

Dr. Kevin Rakszawski, assistant professor of medicine at Penn State College of Medicine, was nominated to the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s 2022 Top Physicians Under 40 list this spring. The organization recently held a ceremony for award winners and their families.

Minick Photography, LLC, was on hand to take photos of the celebration.

Nominations for this list were submitted by physician colleagues across the state and selected by a committee of Pennsylvania Medical Society member physicians.

Dr. Kevin Rakszawski holds his young son as they take a "selfie" photo with a cellphone.

Dr. Kevin Rakszawski poses with his son for a “selfie” at the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s award ceremony for Top Physician Under 40 award recipients. (Photo credit: Minick Photography, LLC)

The person who nominated Rakszawski for inclusion in the Top Physicians Under 40 list, according to the Pennsylvania Medical Society, noted that Rakszawski’s “high competence is only outmatched by how much he cares for his patients and how helpful he is to his colleagues.”

It’s his patients, Rakszawski said in May 2022, who bring meaning and depth to his work as a hematologist within the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Oncology and the Penn State Cancer Institute.

“My patients inspire me each and every day by their strength and resiliency. To play even a small part in their role to better health is truly an honor and a privilege,” he said. “I work with such amazing individuals at the Penn State Cancer Institute. In particular, nurse coordinator Michelle Stojanovic, registered nurse, plays such an essential role in the complex care of our patients; I truly could not do what I do without her. And my mentors, Dr. Chris Ehmann and Dr. Shin Mineishi, have tirelessly supported me in the early stages of my career and shown me the keys to success. My wife, Elizabeth, shares this award with me – I truly could not have achieved this recognition without her love and encouragement.”

If you're having trouble accessing this content, or would like it in another format, please email the Penn State College of Medicine web department.